Donald May Jr

Donald May Jr

President of the DVD/Blu-ray releasing company, Synapse Films

Favorite films

  • The Last Picture Show
  • The Exorcist
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Flash Gordon

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  • Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★½

  • Devil Story

    ★★★

  • Halloween Kills

    ★★½

  • Taxi Driver

    ★★★★½

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  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★½

    This one is for "us"... the folks that remember and embrace thrillers of the 60s like BLOW-UP, REPULSION, THE COLLECTOR, and the startling shocks of films like BLOOD AND BLACK LACE. Not sure how younger audiences of today will take to this one but, for those of us who know (wink, wink), this is a damn fine time at the movies.

    What starts as a fish out of water story, turns slooooowly into something much more complex and horrifying. One…

  • Devil Story

    Devil Story

    ★★★

    What the shit did I just watch? It's like something Rollin would have made on a weekend of serious drinking with a couple friends.

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  • Death Sentence

    Death Sentence

    ★★★★½

    Sorry for being so blunt, but this movie is fucking amazing. It's brutal, horrifying, nauseating, unrelenting and will make your blood boil, as it was meant to. It's gratuitous violence may turn off the easily shaken, but... Wow... This is one hell of a revenge thriller based on Brian Garfield's novel. The unrated version is the one to watch.

  • Opera

    Opera

    ★★★★½

    For me, OPERA is tied evenly with SUSPIRIA as Argento's most amazing film. An almost perfectly filmed "giallo", OPERA is considered by many to be the "bridge" of Argento's career... the point in which his films have distinctly "gone down hill" and his career hasn't quite recovered. I admit to liking almost everything he has filmed, really, including THE STENDHAL SYNDROME which came after this, but OPERA is a masterwork.

    The haunting camera movements, cinematography, extreme flashes of gore and…